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I'm having anther go at an oatmeal stout. Following constructive criticism in the Feb comp :D I'm maintaining the base malt quantity and upping both the oats and dark grains a little in an attempt to give it a bit more oomph.

I'm going to try a different yeast as well; usually I use US-05 in stouts, but I've got a packet of M42 in the fridge and I'm going to try that this time.,
 

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So I've ended up with a ratio of base malt to oats to dark malts of 79% : 8% : 13%.

How does that sound, guys?

Well it's too late now, it's done! :D
 

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I'm trying a sophisticated new cooling technique today!


I'm leaving the kitchen window open overnight! :D
 

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Broken the four month brewless period with a batch of Foxbat’s House Bitter as it’s great to have in the keg. Oktoberfest next while weather is still cool.
Brew room is finally put back together so got better space and finally sink and high level hose 👍🍺
 

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Moving further along in the Eisbock creation process. I had a Dopplebock below freezing for a few days and removed the ice today. I could have drained from beneath, but decided to risk the oxygenation and pick the ice from above. I removed 5.2 litres of ice from ~19 litres in the FV. Estimating it's around 13.5% ABV. Raising the temperature of what remains currently to hopefully bottle tomorrow by re-seeding with Lalbrew CBC-1 and priming as normal.

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30 litres of PB and J IPA
Ready in 13 days.
Experimental recipe, honestly no idea how this will turn out but I'm curious to try something a little different.
If it turns out any good I'll post the recipe.
Fermentation is starting to die down after going full tilt for the first couple of days. Going to cold crash in 7 days then add in the peanut butter powder.
Smells great right now.


30 litres of Oregon Trail
Ready in 7 days.
West Coast IPA style, fermentation is very much "done" at this point, bubbles are really infrequent.
Smells pretty good right now, going to cold crash in a keg in 3 days.

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Plan on doing bottles + kegs to see which stands up better in the end.
 
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A Sarah Hughes-inspired dark mild

76% MO
18% Heritage Crystal
6% Simpsons DRC

Fuggles and EKG to 30 IBU

Aiming for 1060 OG
Wyeast 1335 British Ale II

Mashed lowish at 64 to try and improve attenuation a bit. Hoping for an FG of 1015 to get close to 6.0%

All a bit of an experiment given I've never had a 6% mild let alone the Sarah Hughes original but all good fun. Will have to make a pilgrimage to Sedgley.
 
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A Sarah Hughes-inspired dark mild

76% MO
18% Heritage Crystal
6% Simpsons DRC

Fumbles and EKG to 30 IBU

Aiming for 1060 OG
Wyeast 1335 British Ale II

Mashed lowish at 64 to try and improve attenuation a bit. Hoping for an FG of 1015 to get close to 6.0%

All a bit of an experiment given I've never had a 6% mild leg alone the Sarah Hughes original but all good fun. Will have to make a pilgrimage to Sedgley.
Well, all finished and in the fermentation fridge. Overshot OG and ended up 1065. Might be a bit over 6% when all said and done! Lovely colour though. Looks like an old Oloroso sherry.
 

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Well, all finished and in the fermentation fridge. Overshot OG and ended up 1065. Might be a bit over 6% when all said and done! Lovely colour though. Looks like an old Oloroso sherry.
A mild at 6% it should be 3% dark and full of slops and fag ash, what’s the world coming to. Wouldn’t have happened in my day.
 

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Just brewed a Double Two Hearted Clone in my G70 today.
3 points under the anticipated OG of 1.105 😄🍺
Recipe says a whopping 11.5% ABV 😖
Dug out the Blichmann gas burner and the Ss brew kettle for the boil though to save electricity 😊
 

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All a bit of an experiment given I've never had a 6% mild let alone the Sarah Hughes original but all good fun. Will have to make a pilgrimage to Sedgley.

If you live near London, they'll have three barrels of Sarah Hughes at the Wandsworth fest next week...

 

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So it was yesterday not today, but I brewed a Twisted Stout from the malt miller all grain recipes. Managed to not throw boiling wort all over my refurbished brew shed, and got to 78% efficiency which is a big improvement for me.

According to my Brewbrain float it's now started to ferment nicely

On the downside I ran out of propane, and a quick trip to my local supplier shows it has gone from £30 to £48 for an 11kg bottle!
 

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